• I.Boat Hip music and dancing on an old barge moored at the Bassins à Flot in grungy Bacalan.
  • Les Vivres de l’Art Summertime concerts and cultural happenings in an alternative artists' residency near La Cité du Vin.
  • La Guinguette Chez Alriq From May to September, drink, dance and be merry on the Right Bank riverside.
  • Grand Théâtre Bordeaux's iconic 18th-century theatre and opera house screams grandeur and class.
  • Utopia For cinema, follow the hip brigade into this converted church.

Live Music

Alternative Venues

  • La Base Sous-Marine Spectacular concerts and music gigs in a WWII submarine bunker.
  • Les Vivres de l’Art Summer ushers in concerts and cultural soirées galore at this artists residency in happening Bacalan.
  • Le Garage Moderne The coolest mechanics' garage you're ever likely to encounter by day; enticing cultural venue come dusk.
  • La Grande Poste Dynamic cultural centre, stage and eat-drink-space in an art-deco post office.


  • Grand Théâtre Opera and ballet in the city's historic, 18th-century theatre.
  • Théâtre Femina Mixed bag of plays, dance performances, variety shows and concerts.
  • La Grande Poste Catch the occasional stand-up comedy show or fringe theatrical performance in this trendy hybrid venue in Saint-Seurin.

Classical Music

  • Grand Théâtre Catch orchestral performances and chamber music concerts in a spectacular 18th-century interior.
  • Auditorium Classical music is among the varied music genres (jazz, world music) embraced by Bordeaux's premier concert hall.
  • Cathédrale St-André Organ recitals in the city's acoustic-sweet cathedral.